Personnel: Gary Philips (guitar, piano, programming, drum programming); Alexander Almgren (guitar, piano, drum programming); Andrei Martinez Agras (guitar, drum programming); Courtney Leonard (whistle); Tyler Summers (saxophone); Vinnie Ciesielski (trumpet); John Deaderick (piano, organ); Ben Levels, Steve Peach (piano, drum programming).
Audio Mixer: Gary Philips.
Recording information: Wild Honey Studios.
Editor: Gary Philips.
On their third release of 2015, the cover act/talent search franchise known as Kidz Bop Kids continue to mine the pop charts of the previous 12-18 months, lending their young voices to hits like OMI's "Cheerleader," Rachel Platten's "Fight Song," Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," and many more. As with each of the brand's previous releases, the songs' backing tracks are painstakingly re-created by Kidz Bop's crack house band, and the Kidz themselves sound increasingly mature as they handle songs with more adult content than the preadolescents should know about. ~ Timothy Monger